Spring is Here: How to Spruce Up Your Recruitment Strategy

Posted by Doximity TF Team

spring-cleaning-blog-850pxAlthough it may look a bit different this year, spring has arrived - and with it, a time to reevaluate your recruitment strategy. In addition to cleaning and organizing our living spaces (many times over!), you can also use this time to “spruce up” your recruitment efforts.

Now might be the right time to organize your candidate pipeline, reconnect with candidates or revisit message templates that you’ve been using. We compiled a few ideas of ways that you can bring spring cleaning to your recruitment below. Happy organizing!

1. Organize messages in your Inbox.

A great starting point to feeling more organized with your recruitment is to create and use folders within your Inbox. Archiving old messages will allow you to focus on current and relevant messages. You can also create a folder specifically for ‘Not Interested Right Now’ message replies - it can be worth reaching out to these physicians in the future to see if anything has changed. For more tips on organizing your Inbox, check out this short video here.

2. Delete unused templates.

You may have a number of templates that you’ve used in the past, whether for jobs or messages, that no longer apply. Now is a good time to remove these from your template lists, so you can focus on those for your current job opportunities. To go a step further, it’s also a good time to evaluate which message templates are receiving the highest engagement and prioritize those going forward.

3. Create candidate lists.

Candidate lists are a great way to organize physicians into certain groups based on specific criteria. For example, you may have run a search for a Family Medicine position in Ohio and then had to step away from your computer. Adding these physicians to a list will allow you to come back to this group of physicians when you are ready to reach out to them. Another type of list that can be useful is for follow up. You may have sent messages to physicians who did not respond, and it doesn’t hurt to reach out again. Adding physicians to a ‘Follow Up’ list allows you to easily identify them when it comes time for reaching out again. For more ways to use lists, click here.

4. Incorporate a scheduling tool.

If you haven’t signed up for Calendly or Appointlet, add that to your list for Spring! Doximity now has integrations with Calendly and Appoointlet, so candidates can schedule time with you directly from your scheduling link instead of trying to coordinate a date & time to speak with a clinician through messages. If you find yourself with some extra time in the coming weeks, these are great tools to familiarize yourself with and will make it easier for candidates to set up meetings with you in the future. To read more about adding this to your Talent Finder profile, click here.

5. Reflect on what’s worked.

Finding time to look at your past hires and their lead sources can be tough when there are usually so many candidates to meet with on any given day, but this can also be highly valuable information going forward. Do the majority of your hires come from the same lead source? Do you have any sources that don’t generate the number of leads you’d expect? Understanding your sources and the number of leads they generate can be crucial to the success of your future recruitment process.

Looking for more tips on how to recruit during these strange times? Check out our recent blog, 6 Tips for Recruiting During the Age of COVID-19.

Topics: physician recruitment strategy, physician recruiter tips, organization tips

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